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Picture of the day: A little piece of middle ages history

I am still on the west coast of Norway visiting my parents, and of course I have to venture out trying to get some shots. Mybe the most spectacular pieces of history around these parts is this old wooden church (Holdhus gamle kirke), that dates all the way back to 1306. Still looks impressive after all these years.

-Ray

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Picture of the day: The moais of Easter Island

Since it is a few months until my next trip, I am showing some images from the archive. The chosen image of the day is from the moai mine on Easter Island that I visited back in 2013. The moai mine was the Volcano where the mighty statues was made, and then they “walked”, or moved their way to their permanent locations around the magnificent island.

-Ray

Some more images from Easter Island :)

Fist of I will show you a beautiful landscape image of a small island just outside Easter Island, this was a part of a big game in the early ages, where a brave man swam out to the island, collected an egg from the local bird and brougth it back. He was the big hero afterwards.

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This is the crater of the bigget volcano on the island, located at Orango. Quite stunning…..

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Next a view of Hanga Roa, the only town on the island.

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Here we litterly have some horseplay (no pun intended) outside a Ahu (moai) site.

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Here we have another crater, but it is located inside the shoreline, and seeing the waves come crushing is very impressive.

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This image does not need an explanation, but the landscapes are breathtaking

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Another day, another moai. Here are a very famous group of seven that have been restored to its former glory.

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During war time, the islanders started living in caves like this. They are quite large and spectacular.

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And last but not least, I end my pictures today with another Easter Island landscape image 🙂

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Take care
-Ray

Norwegian history: Pictures from a World War 2 fortifiaction in my hometown

My hometown was as many other places during WW2 a place of strategic importance. And to be able to protect it during its occupation the Germans made a lot fortifications.
There structures still exists today, and here are some images.

This is a small bunker

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A searchlight for locating planes

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A artillery gun

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One of the underground caves that connects the different parts of the fortification

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Here are a small movie that shows how the fortification looks from the inside, it is no light, and the filming is not that good, but I hope you get an ide of how it looks.

 

 

Here you have a overview image of the site, and you can se the strategic value with the town in the background, and its proximity to the shipping lanes.

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